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Nancy Binay: Detention makes VP run harder for Jinggoy Estrada


It's now more difficult for Senator Jinggoy Estrada to seek the country's second highest position in 2016 as the running mate of the popular Vice President Jejomar Binay because of his detention as an accused in plunder and graft charges related to the P10-billion pork barrel scam, Senator Nancy Binay told reporters on Thursday.

The Vice President's daughter and Estrada's colleague in the Senate, nonetheless, said Estrada remained a possible vice presidential candidate of the opposition United Nationalist Alliance two years from now.

"Sabi ko nga, anything is possible. Pero syempre, mas mahirap yung katayuan niya ngayon kasi nakakulong siya," Nancy Binay said when asked if Estrada was still an option to become Jejomar Binay's running mate.

Jejomar Binay was asked in May if Estrada's alleged involvement in the pork barrel scam diminished his chances of becoming his running mate. “Everybody is still [being] considered,” the Vice President replied.

Estrada, who's now on his second consecutive term as senator, is expected to make a go for the vice presidency despite being charged and detained in connection with the massive fraud.
 
"I was perceived to be running for higher office before. Wala pa namang pagbabago sa mga plano," Estrada said in June.

Nancy Binay indicated that her father has yet to make a choice. there is no one on their mind yet.
 
“Wala pa(ng runningmate). Based on my experience, kung natatandaan ninyo, siya din, bago siya napili ni Presidente (Joseph) Erap as vice president (in 2010 presidential elections), a week before filing (of the certificate of candidacy). Ganoon kalate na eh. Hindi pa siya priority,” she said.
 
Nancy Binay, who lives in the same house as his father, said they seldom talk about politics when they are at home.
 
She also said that her father’s high satisfaction and popularity ratings made them uneasy.
 
“Pag lumalabas ang mga ganyang survey parang ninenerbiyos na ako. Oh no, mataas na naman sa survey. Yung mga kalaban namin sa pulitika naku, magdo-double, magti-triple effort para pababain na naman itong survey na ito,” Nancy Binay said.
 
“In fact, yung daddy ko, tuwing tumataas yung resulta niya, parang meron din siyang hirit na, ‘Ang taas, pa’no ko mame-maintain yun.’ Usually pag ganyan kataas ang tendency n’yan is to go down. Ang nakakatuwa sa kanya, from the time he assumed his position as Vice President, yung galaw nung rating niya hindi ganun kalaki,” she added.
 
Nancy Binay added that her greatest fear was if their rivals or their rivals’ supporters became so desperate that they would hurt their loved ones.
 
“Andun ‘yung fear na yun. Alam mo, yung history namin sa Makati, marami na rin kaming kasamahan na na-ambush na pag palapit na yung eleksyon. So yun lang, parang ipinagdarasal ko na wala sana silang saktan na kapamilya ko,” she said.
 
She said that there were instances when some men asked her if she frequents a certain place.
 
“Dati kasi, naghahatid ako sa mga anak ko at naghihintay ako. At kung saan ako tumatambay, may mga lalaki na nagtatanong kung tumatambay daw ako doon. May mga ganoon, so siyempre as a mother yun ang fear ko. We don’t know how it can get dirty and nasty pagdating ng 2016,” said Binay. —NB, GMA News
 
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